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by PeeBee
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: brewdog recipies
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: brewdog recipies

That sounds like a yeast thing, not a recipe thing. It sounds like they're getting geraniol etc from hop biotransformation by yeast, and you're not. I can't say for 5AM but certainly Punk and Jackhammer use a yeast that came from Holt's via Thornbridge (according to James Kemp, who also took the sa...
by PeeBee
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: brewdog recipies
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: brewdog recipies

Anybody done the 5AM? I love that beer. 5AM? I take by that you meant to say "Anybody else done the 5AM?" as my preceeding post mentioned it. Or you just speed read through preceeding posts and miss a lot of detail? (EDIT: oops, someone beat me to it!) . My favourite amongst BrewDog beers, and DIYD...
by PeeBee
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: brewdog recipies
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: brewdog recipies

hi all ive brewed 5 diy dog recipies with great success [the phsycics] [zeitgeist] [hazy jane ] [hunter foundation] [dead pony club ] has any body else brewed diy dog with good results and what beer :D :D :D :D Done "the physics", "hunter foundation" and "dead pony club" too. The first two of those...
by PeeBee
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Midget Widget - out of business?
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Midget Widget - out of business?

If you have a co2 bottle, have you considered using PET bottles with carbonation caps as a co2 reservoir? In practice they can easily take 40 PSI or higher. With a secondary reg, that’s probably good enough to push out 3-4 L of beer. Didn't consider PET bottles because I had these steel cylinders l...
by PeeBee
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Midget Widget - out of business?
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Midget Widget - out of business?

No regulator, just the adapter. The one I've got (but haven't used) is similar to https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CO2-Cylinder-Refill-Adapter-Connector-DIN-477-W21-8-BS-341-Homebrew/401637441214?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20160608105753%26meid%3D31c43c15ac8040f8bf2664f83f3ccb...
by PeeBee
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Midget Widget - out of business?
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Midget Widget - out of business?

Coffeeuk wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:40 pm
Yes as far as I know they stopped support of them a few years back
That's right. But someone did take it over for a couple of years but they have stopped now. Midget Widget is no more.
by PeeBee
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Midget Widget - out of business?
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Midget Widget - out of business?

Has anyone got any experience of refilling widget bottles? I have a widget bottle that i'm trying to refill from my big co2 bottle. ... No experience of refilling but ... You can get adapters for refilling Sodastream bottles. If you get one of these adapters meant for the Australian/NZ market the t...
by PeeBee
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Initial Cleaning of Stainless Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Initial Cleaning of Stainless Steel

Just use dishwasher detergent and rinse Properly Afterwards. Thanks. But I'd have to go get that too 'cos I use tabs in my dishwasher which wouldn't do. And then I'd worry the "dishwasher detergent" contains extra things that I'd taste, so "out of the frying pan into the fire"? I'm a bit sensitive ...
by PeeBee
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Initial Cleaning of Stainless Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Initial Cleaning of Stainless Steel

demig wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:54 pm
Tri-sodium phosphate does the trick.
That sounds like what I need! Looking it up I found it's probably an ingredient in PBW along with (70%) sodium percarbonate? Or that might just have been someone's take on "homemade PBW".

Thanks. Ordered some from Amazon so will be here tomorrow.
by PeeBee
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Initial Cleaning of Stainless Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Initial Cleaning of Stainless Steel

What is best for initially cleaning stainless steel brewing kit? I've got myself a Grainfather and first off cleaned it in hot water, running the kit and boiling for a few minutes. Initially you could smell the machine oils used during manufacture (left on by the Chinese manufacturer which Grainfath...
by PeeBee
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight
Replies: 44
Views: 1727

Re: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight

orlando wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:11 pm
... I just don't see why a refractometer is necessary. ...
Come off it! Refractometers ARE necessary; you look dead cool peering through them for a start and ... OW! ... sorry, just hit me head on the doorpost. I really should stop wearing sunglasses indoors. 8)
by PeeBee
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?

Ok, I bought the mobile version. Haven't done anything with water yet, and I've got to rethink that a little now that I'm moving to a one pot Klarstein that has a 6.5L space below the grains ... The new version has "recoverable mash deadspace" for that 6.5L. Never really got it until my "Grainfathe...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Over-carbonation problem in corny
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Over-carbonation problem in corny

Orders from the MaltMiller arrive next day. Even here, a thousand kilometres from Swindon, they arrive in 48 hours. Fair enough. My last order from them did take a few days. But on the day it was to be sent I changed my mind, swapped bits about, and was geneally a right ... He's very accommodating ...
by PeeBee
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Over-carbonation problem in corny
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Over-carbonation problem in corny

Bit simpler than waiting for an order to arrive: You vent the over-pressure and 1/2 hour later its back. This is perfectly normal. You vent the gas in head space, but not the gas already dissolved in the beer. Getting the gas out of the beer is going to take longer; much longer! Keep at it, venting ...
by PeeBee
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Protofloc - How much?
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Protofloc - How much?

As some have suggested above, it does depend a lot on the type of hop filter you use. I use braided stainless steel sleeve (quite fine and not recommended with hop pellets) and as a result don't use more than 1/4 tablet … in a 45L batch. The amount of trub likely to be created makes a difference too...